Friday, May 9, 2008

Three Cheers For Steve Reiter

Remember the story of Steve? Oh, it seems like so long ago now. Steve, a homeless man, was accused of assaulting a lawyer who lived downtown. It was an ugly scene, sometimes venturing into the absurd. I wrote about it way back when - who fights for homeless people's rights?

Well, FINALLY the case made it to court and Steve was found NOT GUILTY!

There is a good article in the Nashville Scene that encapsulates the story fairly well, please read it.
Fight The Powerless

Hopefully, other homeless people will take courage in this outcome and start to fight the many frivolous charges brought up against them. It's seems the only way to stop the endless and meaningless harassment.

A related article from way back Tommy Longaberger

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Steve on this, although it's terrible that he had to go through any of this in the first place. What kind of creature spends all this time and energy harrassing a homeless man? What Longaberger hope to get from this shameful crusade of his?

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